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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.
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A great place to wander, browse, share, inspire, mentor, unconference, bring like-minded individuals together....

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Why I Hate the Sneak Peek - Crushingcinders

Why I Hate the Sneak Peek - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Why I Hate the Sneak Peek, bookish pet peeves, What I wish authors and publishers knew, book nerd problems
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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools

Five reasons to teach robotics in schools | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
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Interesting debate in the comments!

I was surprised to see so many negative opinions... 

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - Children's Book Review - Crushingcinders

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - Children's Book Review - Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
This beautiful book is something to keep, to treasure. Rich, magical writing combined with gorgeous, whimsical illustrations will captivate children of all ages
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This a crazy, fun adventure story with detailed and imaginative  illustrations. 

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Reimagining Learning Spaces (Images)

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Beautiful designs for Creative Commons / Learning Spaces / School Libraries
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How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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The Author of If I Stay on Why Kids Crave Young Adult Books With Dark Themes

The Author of If I Stay on Why Kids Crave Young Adult Books With Dark Themes | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
It's time to stop worrying that great YA novels about risky behavior or even death will be a bad influence on kids
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Katie McGarry: Author Interview | Crushingcinders

Katie McGarry: Author Interview | Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
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Katie writes YA contemporary books, such as her Pushing the Limits series pictured above.

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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My Favourite books of 2014 Crushingcinders

My Favourite books of 2014  Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
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Exceptional reads!

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Sue Holmes's curator insight, December 21, 2014 4:18 AM

This are my favourite reads this year!

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Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
A public librarian’s interaction with teens affirms her faith in bibliotherapy, as does her research. Read her story, along with a recommended list of realistic YA fiction. We invite you to suggest more titles.
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Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

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Sue Holmes's curator insight, November 7, 2014 12:10 PM

Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:21 AM

This is a great article about helping teens with issues through book recommendations. I will be looking at this idea more closely. 

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These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies - Crushingcinders

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These Books Should Be Adapted to Movies, book to movie adaptions, Book to film #MovieAdaption, YA lit, Elephant Whisperer
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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

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"...I love the fact that there is a parents corner at the end of each story with some questions that you can ask the kids to make sure they have fully understood the habit, and also some suggestions on how you can include the lesson in your everyday life..."

 

 

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Grear review of an amazing book.

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The Fairy Tale Retelling Masterpost: PART 1

The Fairy Tale Retelling Masterpost: PART 1 | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
I've always been a great fan of fairy tales, whether it be in told through books or Disney movies or comics.  These stories have always been ubiquitous, inspiring generations of writers time and ag...
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Great list of Fairy Tale retellings

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Authors I’d Really Like To Meet | Crushingcinders

Authors I’d Really Like To Meet | Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

"These are a few of the authors I’d really like to meet, even though I’m a little too late for many of them.

 

By no means exhaustive – this is just the beginning of a very long list!"

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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 2015 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

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Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

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New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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Junior Browser Boxes

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"How our browser boxes have been set up to house our junior picture book collection. Our school has used this system for a long time – long before I arrived on the scene – so it has stood the test of time and works very well"

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I love this idea.

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How High School Teachers, Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read for Fun - US News

How High School Teachers, Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read for Fun - US News | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it

16 Feb 2015

Teens aren't reading for fun like they used to. Only 19 percent of 17-year-olds read for fun every day in 2012 – down from 31 percent in 1984. "If we can get them to enjoy reading, the reality is their reading skills are going to improve overall," says Megan Knight, associate principal at Elk Grove High School in Illinois.


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Book Spine Poetry: Blood sisters | Crushingcinders

Book Spine Poetry: Blood sisters | Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
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Fun to create!

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Free Professional Development for School Librarians

Free onIii_ie PD_fora1 Ieaeherlibrarians F. ‘ . I 1 There's no excuse, no reason to feel alone ’ I ' Support and inspiration are a click away. - Expert c…
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We are not alone! 

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My ‘Touching the Surface’ by Kimberly Sabatini Win | Crushingcinders

My ‘Touching the Surface’ by Kimberly Sabatini Win | Crushingcinders | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
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A huge thank you to Kimberly Sabatini and the YA Scavenger Hunt for my awesome prize! 
http://crushingcinders.com/my-touching-the-surface-by-kimberly-sabatini-win/

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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

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There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...

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Children's Book Review: The Great Unexpected

Children's Book Review: The Great Unexpected | What's up 4 school librarians | Scoop.it
Brimming with folklore, dreams, twists, magic and unlikely coincidences, this refreshing story was exactly that – The Great Unexpected - like a treasure box full of surprises! I love this story boo...
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